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Elizabeth Brake

Elizabeth.Brake@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
SHPRS Philosophy Faculty
Faculty
Mail Code: 4302

Arizona State University Coor Hall 3rd Floor Office 3342 (Map)

Bio

Elizabeth Brake was educated at The Universities of Oxford (B.A.) and St. Andrews (M. Litt., PhD).  From 2000-2011, she taught in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary, Canada; in 2007-2008 she held a Fellowship at the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, Murphy Institute, Tulane University.  She has written on political liberalism, Kant's and Hegel's ethical thought, parental rights and responsibilities, and marriage.  Her recent book on marriage in moral and political philosophy, Minimizing Marriage, is published by Oxford University Press.

Research Interests

Ethics

Political Philosophy

Feminist Ethics

History of Ethics

Philosophy and Literature

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 306 Applied Ethics
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591 Seminar
PHI 599 Thesis

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 306 Applied Ethics
PHI 394 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 306 Applied Ethics
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591 Seminar

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 306 Applied Ethics
PHI 590 Reading and Conference

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591 Seminar

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Elizabeth Brake. Marriage. International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell (2013).

  2. Book chapter: Elizabeth Brake. Feminism, Family Law, and the Social Bases of Self-Respect. Re-reading the Canon Series: Feminist Interpretations of Rawls. Penn State University Press (2013).

  3. Elizabeth Brake. Adultery. International Encyclopedia of Ethics (2012).

  4. Elizabeth Brake. Marriage and Domestic Partnership. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012).

  5. Elizabeth Brake. Minimizing Marriage. Oxford University Press (2012).

  6. Elizabeth Brake. "Is Divorce Promise-Breaking?". Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2011).

  7. Elizabeth Brake and Joseph Millum. Parenthood and Procreation. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Presentations

  1. Elizabeth Brake "Changing Marriages in the 21st Century," panel discussion. Ethics Center and Philosophy, Georgia State University. (Oct 2013).
  2. Elizabeth Brake "Is Minimal Marriage Small Enough? The Limits of State Involvement in Relationships". Colloquium at the Freedom Center, University of Arizona. (Sep 2013).
  3. Elizabeth Brake Recognizing Care. American Political Science Association Annual Conference. (Aug 2013).
  4. Elizabeth Brake "Procreation and World Creation". "Permissible Progeny" workshop, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Jun 2013).
  5. Elizabeth Brake "Bachelors, spinsters, and living in sin: will equality for all caring relationships perpetuate harmful stigmas?". After Equality workshop, McGill Law School. (Apr 2013).
  6. Elizabeth Brake The Future of Marriage. Western Political Science Association, LA. (Apr 2013).
  7. Elizabeth Brake "Rebuilding and Recovery in the Aftermath of Disaster". New Orleans Invitational Seminar in Ethics. (Mar 2013).
  8. Elizabeth Brake "Rethinking Marriage: Multiparty and Beyond". Columbia University Law School, Legal Theory Workshop. (Oct 2012).
  9. Elizabeth Brake "Rethinking Marriage". Clemson University Philosophy Department, Law, Liberty and Justice Colloquium series. (Oct 2012).
  10. Elizabeth Brake Keynote addresses, "Workshop on Marriage and the Family," NOMOS meeting, Barcelona. "Workshop on Marriage and the Family," NOMOS meeting, Barcelona. (Jun 2012).
  11. Elizabeth Brake "Rethinking Mariage". Princeton University, University Center for Human Values, Feminist Political Theory Speaker Series. (May 2012).
  12. Elizabeth Brake Panel on "Compulsory Monogamy". Society for Philosophy of Sex and Love, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division conferen. (Apr 2012).
  13. Elizabeth Brake Comments on Daniel Jacobson, "Empirical Ethics and Singer’s Dilemma". New Orleans Invitational Seminar in Ethics. (Mar 2012).
  14. E. Brake ""Replacing (legal) marriage: Justice and legal frameworks for caring relationships". American Philosophical Association Eastern Division conference, Society of Applied Philosophy. (Dec 2011).
  15. E. Brake Rereading Rawls on Self-Respect: Feminism, Family Law, and the Social Bases of Self-Respect. Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference. (Jun 2011).
  16. E. Brake "The Limits of Parental Rights: Feminism, Family Law, and Self-Respect". University of British Columbia Philosophy Department Spring Colloquium. (Mar 2011).
  17. E. Brake 5. "Rereading Rawls on Self-Respect: Feminism, Family Law, and the Social Bases of Self-Respect". ASU Philosophy Dept. invited talk. (Jan 2011).

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Service

  1. SHPRS Executive Committee, member (2013 - present)
  2. SHPRS Personnel Committee, member (2013 - present)
  3. Editorial Board, Social Theory and Practice, Editorial Board member (2013 - present)
  4. Philosophy Performance Review Committee, member (2013 - present)
  5. Metaphysics and Epistemology Search Committee, Member (2012 - present)
  6. Hypatia, reviewer (2012 - present)
  7. American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Annual Conference, Program Committee, member (2012 - present)
  8. Program Committee, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Conference, Program Committee member (2012 - present)
  9. Transdisciplinary Council, Member (2012 - present)
  10. Humana Mente, reviewer (2012 - present)
  11. Journal of Applied Philosophy, Associate Editor (2010 - present)
  12. Journal of Applied Philosophy, Associate Editor (2010 - present)
  13. AZ Central, interview subject (2013)
  14. Oxford University Press, reviewer (2013)
  15. Pacific Society for Women in Philosophy annual conference local organizing committee, member (2013)
  16. Transdisciplinary Council, Member (2012 - 2013)
  17. Journal for Applied Philosophy, Associate Editor (2010 - 2013)
  18. Ethics Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Member (2011 - 2013)
  19. Philosophy undergraduate essay award committee, member (2013)
  20. Metaphysics and Epistemology Search Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  21. Hypatia, reviewer (2013)
  22. Reviewer, research grant applications, Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Reviewer, grant applications (2008 - 2011)
  23. Insight Development Grants Committee, Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Member (2011)

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